Candida albicans plays a major role in 80% of all allergy symptoms! Why?
Did you know that the toxins produced by the yeast Candida Albicans play a major role in 80% of all allergies? 1 The most noteworthy toxins are acetaldehyde, carbon monoxide, alcohol and steroid substances.
Therefore if you experience any allergy symptoms it's best practice to check if you are affected by candida overgrowth.
Important to know: Candida is naturally present in your colon. The healthy gut has around four hundred types of organisms, candida being only one of them. But if candida grows out of balance, it causes a problem for the body. Because if this yeast is overly present it is nearly impossible to heal your allergies. Candida, especially candida albicans keeps your immune system in a constant depleted state. And to overcome allergies a healthy immune system is essential. Therefor you need to rebalance the natural flora of your intestine first. So you can have a lasting positive effect on your allergy symptoms.
Why does Candida overgrowth happen?
These 3 factors often cause candida overgrowth:
- The most common cause is an intense use of ANTIBIOTICS. Because antibiotics do not only eliminate pathogen bacteria from your body. Also your your beneficial gut flora is damaged by them. To keep candida in check we need these good bacterias. Because they compete for food and produce an important Vitamin (biotin) which helps us to prevent candida overgrowth. Consequently with not enough good bacteria in your gut candida is set up to flourish.
- Beside antibiotics BIRTH CONTROL PILLS encourage the growth of yeast. Because they create hormonal imbalances: Birth control pills are synthetic hormones. As a result they alter the level of progesterone in your body. And guess what? Candida's favourite food is progesterone. Furthermore candida albicans interferes with the function of the hormones in your body itself. 2
- Also a diet high in refined SUGAR and PROCESSED FOOD encourages candida to take over your beneficial gut bacteria. Especially when combined with trans fats the yeast can flourish uncontrolled. Trans fats are industrially altered fats and pose massive stress on your body. They are found in margarine, snack foods like most cookies, potato chips and cereals.
Anything that upsets your natural gut flora plays a key role in candida overgrowth!
Why does candida worsen my allergies?
A laboratory study with rats shows that candida stimulates certain cells in your body (mast cells) to release histamine. 3 Histamine is the major cause for almost every allergy symptom. Symptoms vary from headaches, sneezing, runny nose and nausea to life-threading anaphylaxis. When histamine is released on a continual basis it makes your intestinal tissue permeable. This is called leaky gut syndrome.
The two faces of candida
Candida occurs in a healthy colon as the sugar-fermenting or actively reproducing state. Here candida is not invasive and does not migrate in other tissues. Therefor it doesn't pose a problem for your body.
Only if candida changes to it's fungal form it becomes an issue for you. Now the yeast is able to penetrate and infiltrate into your intestinal cells and other body tissues. As a result candida grows mycelia, thread-like structures, just like a mushroom would do in the soil of the forest. Only that this mycelia penetrates your body cells and extracts it's nutrients. In additions the metabolism of candida produces toxins like alcohol or carbon monoxide. Finally these toxins create inflammation in your body. Candida consequently keeps your immune system depleted and makes you susceptible for allergies.
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- US National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health
- Buckman, J., and S. M. Miller. 1998. Binding and reactivity of Candida albicans estrogen binding protein with steroid and other substrates. Biochemistry 37:14326-14336
- The effect of glycoprotein from Candida albicans on isolated rat mast cells, Nosál R, Novotný J, Sikl D: Toxicon. 1974 Mar; 12(2):103-8.